I had to wake up and leave the house earlier than I usually do Friday morning. I got volunteered, uh, I mean I volunteered to chaperone my son at a scout camp. This meant I also had to step on the scale about an hour or so before I normally do on my weigh-in day.
This, by the way, is very important.
If you know my bladder like I do — and when you drink much more than 100 ounces of water and diet soda a day, I know it well — this means I missed out on one trip to the bathroom.
Disaster! Do you realize how much pee weighs!?!
I’m really excited about dipping below the 300-pound mark, so I was a bit disappointed in my second-lowest weigh-in of my four-month health revitalization journey.
Jokes about my potty habits aside, my results probably had more to do with a few days when I justified eating more for dinner than my health program’s guidelines.
I enter the danger zone whenever I don’t weigh my proteins even if I’m still eating healthy food (which I still definitely am). Whenever I just try to guesstimate how much food I’m eating, I tend to overeat. That’s one big reason why I wanted a structured health plan (with great variety) to help me gain a sense of good portion control and regain my self-control.
On the other hand, it’s not abnormal for your body to tap the brakes on weight loss every once in a while for a variety of reasons, either.
In a way, it’s good timing for a loss that’s below my average of four pounds a week. I’m headed to Las Vegas for work — yes, I have a secret gig as a showgirl — and I can use all the extra motivation I can get to stay strong in Sin City.
Las Vegas is where my good intentions, like my gambling high hopes, ended last summer. But this time around, I have a great plan for success. This includes stocking my hotel with program-approved food — I brought a bunch of food with me in my car — along with making wise choices when I eat out, drinking a ton of water to remain hydrated in the insane heat (and air-conditioned buildings) and daily exercise.
Did I just say daily exercise!?
I’ve been fortunate to have lost all of my weight thanks to an awesome nutrition choices, but it’s time to get this body moving on a regular basis.
I’ve delayed beginning an exercise routine for too long. I have a nice road bike that’s been hanging on my garage wall for years. While I’m more active than I used to be, exercising is a habit of health that I definitely need to incorporate into my lifestyle.
Though they say the ratio for weight-loss success is 80 percent eating and 20 percent exercise, I’m not just in this to shed pounds. I need to gain health, too.
Another thing that I’m looking to accomplish in the future?
Hitting the 200s on my next weigh-in, which, of course, will happen after I take care of some personal business next Friday morning.
- Starting weight (March 6): 373.7 pounds
- Last week’s weight (July 1): 304.2 pounds
- This week’s weight (July 8): 302.8 pounds
- This week’s loss: 1.4 pounds
- Total loss: 70.9 pounds